Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Antiquated awesome

I wish the cheesy reporter would shut his yap hole, but...these guys are awesome

Monday, April 29, 2013


 Git behind the mule...
...in the morning and plow. Starting a small farming operation this year so I thought we could use some mule brand farming equipment. Got this old Craftsman Tiller off kijiji and had it turning dirt again the next day. Tilly is now preparing our fertile ground for some heritage seeds.

XTra dirty

I think I'm really getting the hang of this XT. Took it out to the snow dump yesterday to see what the mud situation was like...it's muddy. Heavy thick clay based-get your boots stuck-don't drop your bike because its sinks like quicksand- kinda muddy.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Another one gone

The classic country men are thinning out. See them if you can, while you can.

"When he sings a song it has been sung, so don't try and follow him."

Thursday, April 25, 2013

The old DT250

So remember how I sold the DT250 to Chuck and Dirk for them to part out? Yeah well, Chuck decided to do something rad with his half...

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

With or without you springtime...

Had a little incident riding home from band practice last night. Snow storm, headlight went out, almost ran out of gas. Got home safe and sound to my little igloo. That's right crappy winter weather I got home alive, you lose!!

Note the ice packed into my ears here.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Garage Artists

A bit of video from the Garage Artist's Keepin' it Greasy event in Barcelona. I had a few videos playing as part of the film festival here. Looks like it was a good time.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Clutch slaying

Had this guy help me slay my clutch issue in the shovel last night. Stoked to say that tranny is clicking like she should now. Thanks for the gremlin session, Brian.

UPDATE: Gremlins return!!! AAAAHHHHH!!!!!!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Head werk

Picture of my Panheads in progress at Jason Parker's shop in TO. He's only got 2 shovels, a pan and 3 other sets of heads to do at the same time. Hahah. Can't wait...but will.

Jason hard at work. photos by Hon at ThrottleFMC

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Taking spring by force III

Cyclemania sucked. Fun Motor Group bought up all the dealerships and then got all Bible Belt about it being an HA event and didn't show up. Sooo it was dead.
So I totally came home and rode my XT around town all day. Through alleys and up Spadina had a blast.


Went over Kenny's and helped him dig out a bike (I mostly just drank beer) and then we pulled his boat out. Because we here in Saskatchewan consider this to be right on the cusp of boating season.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Take spring by force II

 Sometimes you just have to say enough is enough and take spring any way you can.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Ready to roll

The shovel is ready to roll off the bench again after a few change-ups, both practical and fashionable. Now if the snow would ever release my street I'd be able to give her a shake down. Pray for warm weather.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Pile O'bones Iron Side

Clean Sporty for sale for a fair dollar in Regina. Check It OUt

Funky Cold lake Medina

Nice Shovel available up in Cold Lake Alberta. Not Cheap, but done. Check it out here

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Beast Breathes

The beast was awoken tonight. Well I got it started last night but the spark was inconsistent. Some investigation revealed a shitty coil mount with a shit weld and hanging on by a thread. The plug wire was kinda shit too, so I cut the mount off the other frame and welded it to this frame, stole the coil from the parts bike too and swapped out the plug cap for a new lower resistance one. Also put new fule lines and filter in and topped up the oil and fresh gas. And....+BOOM+ After market exhaust sounds great. Liam (bought my XS650 and is an XT owner as well) says it sounds like Hulk Hogan taking a shit.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The Beast of Burden

Took ownership of the Beast of Burden yesterday. She's a 1979 XT500. Super stoked as I've been wanting one of these classics for a while. Another of Yamaha's bullet proof 4 strokes the XT/SR engines are 500cc's of pure gold. This purchase came with a parts bike (very incomplete) and a spare motor which looks like it will be an easy rebuild. Pretty stoked to get this puppy up and running around the Saskatoon streets and out in the dirt as well.